Eric has reached the age where it is time to start his weaning journey. I’m not sure whether to feel excited or sad about it really. Eric is my last baby and I often feel overwhelmed with how quickly he’s growing and how short a time they are babies!
But time waits for no mum, so weaning has begun. We started three weeks ago really with plain baby rice, but it did not go at all well.
That is not the face of an impressed boy.
Fortunately, things improved greatly when we ditched the rice. I gave him a rusk after that… huge hit! We’ve since added banana baby porridge which has also been readily accepted, and now Eric already prefers food over his bottle. I think he’s going to be a ‘good eater’, as they say.
Although I have started him with spoon fed food, I do intend to introduce baby led weaning in the next week or so. We will probably stick to porridge at breakfast but lunch and dinner may well be down to Eric to sort out! I’ve started mooching round the internet and have found a couple of sites that look really useful so I’ll have to start experimenting with recipes this coming week.
Have you got any favourite BLW recipes? Or did you wean the traditional way? I think a mixture is what will work best for us.
I know someone in particular who will enjoy Eric’s weaning period anyway. She’ll be my most eager cleaning assistant, I’m sure!